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Water levels have dropped

May 10, 2021 If you head up to your Georgian Bay cottage later this month, you may get a pleasant surprise in the water levels department. A relatively dry winter without much ice cover on Lake Huron has led to a noticeable decline in water levels.  BNIA members and local marinas ...

Follow the BNIA on Instagram

May 10, 2021 Hi, I'm Katie Pointner and I'm the new face behind the BNIA Instagram account this year, as well as a serving on the boating committee. I am based in Toronto and grew up spending my summers in Bayfield Inlet, exploring and adventuring around our beloved Georgian Bay. Follow @thebnia ...

Let’s make Georgian Bay plastic-free!

Jan. 29, 2021 Georgian Bay Forever has a multi-pronged project that builds on their Divert and Capture Program, called Diversion 2.0. The program aims to change behaviour around waste and plastic pollution and to reduce the amount getting into the environment. An exciting component includes ...

Renew your BNIA membership for 2021

January 1, 2021 Membership fees for 2021 are now due and should be paid as soon as possible: $80 for full members or $30 for associate members. NEW: Membership renewal is now self-serve on our website — see the detailed instructions here. You can pay your dues online (with a credit ...

The guy who disposes of old docks in Bayfield

July 8, 2020 Ted Simmonds has removed 15 abandoned docks in Bayfield Inlet this summer, with five more still to come, plus any others that we learn about. That’s an astounding amount of volunteer work, with great benefit to our local environment because of Styrofoam that is properly disposed of, instead ...

June 21 Large Item Disposal Day cancelled, and other Township news

June 12, 2020 We periodically pass on updates from our Township, especially as they relate to cottagers. Please take note of the following changes and cancellations around waste disposal. June 21 Large Item Disposal at Bayfield is cancelled The Township normally schedules two Large Item Disposal Days ...

COVID-19 Update: BNIA gatherings and events cancelled for this summer

May 29, 2020 In these unprecedented and trying times good news is infrequent. Unfortunately, the BNIA board has decided that we must cancel all summer activities that involve sizeable gatherings and make social distancing difficult, if not impossible.  Consequently, I regret to inform you that ...

COVID-19 Update: Ontario marinas open for cottagers, with safety provisions

May 15, 2020 There’s been a flurry of Ontario government announcements over the past week with respect to marina openings, and access to marinas for seasonal cottagers and recreational users. Here’s a summary. Late on Friday, May 8, the Ontario government made a significant change to its essential ...

COVID-19 Update: Marinas can prepare for summer, but are not yet open to the public

May 4, 2020 The Ontario government announced on May 1 that certain businesses and workplaces, including marinas, could reopen to prepare for the summer season on May 4, as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Of particular interest to ...

COVID-19 Update: Ontario emergency extended to May 12 at least

April 15, 2020 Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced on April 14 that the province will remain in a state of emergency for another month.  All non-essential businesses are to stay closed. This means all marinas are closed until May 12, at which time the situation will again be evaluated.  ...